The scarf osteotomy with minimally invasive lateral release for treatment of hallux valgus deformity: Intermediate and long-term results
from The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
Little is known about the long-term results of surgical correction of hallux valgus deformity, in particular, the recurrence rate and factors leading to recurrence. Of 108 patients who underwent a Scarf osteotomy, 93 patients were examined at an average duration of follow-up of 124 months. Clinical examination before surgery and at the time of final follow-up included an evaluation of range of motion, pain as measured with a visual analog scale, and American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society scores. The Foot and Ankle Outcome Score was also assessed postoperatively. Radiographic data were evaluated preoperatively, at six weeks postoperatively, and at the time of final follow-up. Additional radiographic data were available for seventy-nine patients of the same patient cohort at an average of 27 months postoperatively.
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